Man trying to stop church graffiti shot to death

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LOS ANGELES (AP) – One man is dead and another wounded while trying to stop a vandal scrawling graffiti on a Los Angeles church.

Police investigators say the men were shot Sunday night after emerging from their storefront Filipinotown church to challenge the vandal.

City News Service says one man in his 20s died at the scene. A man in his 40s was hospitalized and is reported only as stable.

The names of the victims haven’t been released. The gunman fled and has eluded capture.

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